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sodaTab4282y"Kotlin has been Google’s preferred language for Android app development since 7 May 2019."
“Android development will become increasingly Kotlin-first,” Google writes in today’s announcement. “Many new Jetpack APIs and features will be offered first in Kotlin. If you’re starting a new project, you should write it in Kotlin; code written in Kotlin often mean much less code for you–less code to type, test, and maintain.”
Seems like Google plans to keep it around.
honestly, tje good thing about the JVM(besides the large ecosystem and performance of the platform) is the plethora of languages that work on top of it. Kotlin is modern and good and it has many great features that you can implement to speed up your development. the thing with this is that for tutorials and stuff you are kinda shit out of luck in terms of porting Java code to it. i don't even bother with other jvm languages safe for scala and clojure(clojure being my favorite) and would just recommend to stick to Java. i like java, i know it well and use it from time to time at work.
😁 "kotlin is superior", "java will die now", "it's time to forget java and move to kt", ...
These were happening like 2 years ago and played on my nerve very well. And now - this question. Ha!
I guess it's a lesson learned. No matter how shiny new toys look, they will never push the big guns away!
As for your question - I've never even bothered learning it and don't know what's it's future, sorry. I still prefer java very much.
I know, not a very useful comment. Just wanted to be bitter sweet a lil bit :)
@netikras it is by all means useful man, use that work with it know of the value, Kotlin has good ideas, had it been the original implementation it would've been good, but it wasn't. i dunno why i would shift the way i do things in Java for Kotlin after all these years of knowing how to work well with Java. haha i really do love Java
You all are stupid for sticking to Java. HAHAHA. And I mean it unironically.
Kotlin is far superior. Try kotlin, you'll find joy in programming again.
Also you can literally copy paste code Java code to Kotlin (assuming you are using IntelliJ) it will automatically convert it. Also IntelliJ can convert Java to Kotlin.
If you know Java, there's virtually no learning curve in learning Kotlin if you're doing Kotlin the Java way. But there's a lot more features you will enjoy once you start using it regularly.
> Kotlin is modern and good and it has many great features that you can implement to speed up your development. the thing with this is that for tutorials and stuff you are kinda shit out of luck in terms of porting Java code to it.
Seems like you haven't used kotlin at all, Kotlin is 100% interoperable with Java. Any java logic / java code will work in kotlin, any Java tutorial is relevant in Kotlin.
I honestly thought that devrant devs are above average. The comments in this thread proved me wrong.
@peenoise awesome! glad we have a super pro like yourself in the community! it makes sense to menti shift an entire platform to a different language just for the sake of the added features whose only inpact is on the number of lines needed to express something! why did i not think of this!
100% interoperable: -1
You can mix kotlin code with java code: -2
> it makes sense to menti shift an entire platform to a different language just for the sake of the added features whose only inpact is on the number of lines needed to express something!
HAHAHAHA. If it makes development faster and produce less bugs and a more readable code, why resist improvement?
@peenoise aye syper pro, if you click on the reply tag you can respond to posts. Eloquence comes naturally to you I see! uncommon for super pros like yourself.
Also, the wants and whines of one dude ain't gonna change the perception of a platform, you would know this by your years of experience in an enterprise level industry which I know a super pro much like yourself has!
> Also, the wants and whines of one dude ain't gonna change the perception of a platform, you would know this by your years of experience in an enterprise level industry which I know a super pro much like yourself has!
Imagine being sarcastic like this while being a boomer.
@jennytengsonM yes I have, and I do like Kotlin very much, still, and as nice as it is I put it right next to the rest of the entire JVM languages collection, from Clojure to Groovy and Scala in between etc. Main reason being that I am already good with Java, I have coded with Java for so long that I forgot how I learned it, I can do damn near anything I want and understand the code and idioms perfectly, to me it has the perfect level of verbosity. I see nothing wrong with using Kotlin, just not any reason to change to it, and code amount is definitely not one of them.
happypatel02yIf you are new in the Android app development world, then the only language that you think as an Android developer in Java and that is quite obvious.
The reason behind this is Java exists in the market for the past 23 years and most of the Android apps are developed in Java.
But nowadays there are many companies like Amazon, Netflix, and Pinterest that showed their interest in Kotlin programing language. In fact, many apps like Pinterest, Evernote, Postmates, Uber, etc. are developed in Kotlin language.
As a beginner Android app developer, you might think about the future of Kotlin, learning this language or not, which language is more useful.
To give answers to common questions of amateur Android developers, I am sharing here one blog https://spaceotechnologies.com/kotl...
In which you can find the comparison between Android Java vs Kotlin features or you can say Android Kotlin vs Java performance.
I hope this may help to clear all your doubts.